No, perception is NOT reality

“Perception is reality.”
 
This silly catchphrase struck me as ludicrous the very first time I heard it at least two decades ago. Time hasn’t altered my opinion one bit.
 
Intended perhaps to be an upgraded version of the old marketing maxim “the customer is always right,” the fact that it’s not universally true or even mostly true is what makes me loony. Just because someone feels a particular way about something doesn’t make it so.
 

Tragically in today’s post-modern, moral-relativistic world far too many deluded souls have taken the inane expression to heart. Case in point, this unfortunate make-up artist, who’s in a category all by himself ~

Man spends $50,000 on over 100 procedures to transform into a ‘genderless’ ALIEN (and he plans to have his genitals, nipples and bellybutton removed next)
 
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Vinny Ohh, 22, from Los Angeles in California, has had over 110 procedures to transform into a ‘genderless’ extra-terrestrial.
 

Vinny said: ‘I want to be a sexless alien being, I want my outside to reflect how I feel on the inside.
 
‘The overall image I want to do is an alien. I want to be a hybrid, not male or female.
 
‘I’ve wanted to be sexless and genderless since I was 17, I’ve been going to doctors to see if it’s possible but had no luck.
 
‘I don’t want people to think I’m trying to change into a woman. I could live without sexual organs so why should I have a penis or a vagina?

 
So Vinny basically wants to be nothing. How horribly sad. What he needs is not a physician as delusional as himself who’s willing to perform this destructive surgery. If he were really lucky he would find a doctor who will help him deal with the world as it really exists, and the fact that he is a biological human male – not an androgynous alien.

 
Call me crazy – but shouldn’t we all strive to have our perception correspond to reality?! After all, the reverse – attempting to alter reality to fit your perception – is the classic definition of insanity.

 
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Related:
When feelings overrule reality
The reality behind the Left’s Trans-anxiety

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